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The Ibsen Centre Library

The Centre for Ibsen Studies has a large collection of material by and about Henrik Ibsen. The library is located in Henrik Wergelands hus (room 215). Everyone is welcome to visit us and use our library to read books and articles. Unfortunately, we do not provide the option of borrowing material home with you.

Regular opening hours

  • Mon–fri: 09.00–15.45

The library is closed on all public and official holidays.

Librarian office hours

  • Mon: 09.00–16.00
  • Wed: 13.15–16.00
  • Fri: 09.00–16.00

Work station

We have two computer work stations where you can for example search our collection. The library has a copying machine available for our visitors, and scanning and printing is also possible.


For help and guidance, feel free to contact our librarian Kristin Kosberg by e-mail or stopping by during office hours (room 209, Henrik Wergelands hus).

About the collections

Collage of Ibsen pictures

The Ibsen Centre Library is a university library with emphasis on Henrik Ibsen. The physical collection includes the major Norwegian editions (e.g. Henrik Ibsen's Writings) and the most comprehensive collections of works in German, French and English. We also have translations of individual works into many languages in addition to DVD's and audio recordings for use in teaching. The books, videos and audio recordings are searchable in Oria.

Some Scandinavian and English theater and literature journals related to Ibsen Studies are available here, and a good reference collection containing drama theory and history, literature theory and history, handbooks, dictionaries in many languages, encyclopedias etc.

The collection also contains over 15,000 articles about Ibsen's life and works. The articles are searchable in The International Ibsen Bibliography (those registered after 2015 is searchable also in Oria).

In addition, the library gives you access to digital articles, audio and images through a number of database subscriptions in collaboration with the University of Oslo Library. You also have access to good quality digital dictionaries.

New books in the Library

Here you can find new books. Click on the title to see availability. There are more new books in Oria

New book
Ibsen, Power and the Self


Suggest a purchase

You are welcome to suggest additions to our collection (books, journals, databases etc, also e-books).

Suggest additions




Databases Ibsen Studes



Þ = Access only from campus or from home with swipe login (your UiO username and password)

Feel free to ask the librarian for introduction to the databases and help with searching!